Saturday, October 10, 2009


Today was our garage sale fundraiser. My mother-in-law was here from Michigan, as well as my mom. We worked until 1:30 this morning preparing and were up by 6:30! Kurt and I drove and put the signs up, moved all of the furniture out to the driveway and then moved the tables out of the garage onto the driveway! Customers began arriving at 7:30 for our 8:00 start time:)

Kurt and I are NOT the garage sale kind of people. Kurt and I love to just put everything on the curb and peek out the window and watch people find new treasures in our "trash". My mom, my sister-in-law, a family from our church all donated items to sell, as well as our own things. We are so GREATFUL for their donations! God was right in the middle of it all! I can't begin to explain how many people lined the cul-de-sac and down the street CONTINUOSLY from 7:30am-12:00. Twice I stopped myself in the middle of it all and felt God's presence. Only HE could bring this many people to our small neighborhood!

Are you just dying to know how much we raised to bring our sweet, precious Jackson home????Well....Sydney and Jadon sold chocolate chip cookies and lemonade for a total of $42 and change and our GRAND TOTAL for the day was $1,113.91!!!!!!!! Can you believe it???? OUR GOD IS AMAZINGLY GOOD!!!!!

We did take pictures and will post later. We are off to Disney for the rest of the weekend.

Today is day 54 of waiting for LOA. We are ready! (well...almost!) We are hopeful to hear something within the next 2 weeks!

Thank you for all of your prayers! There is almost 1 less orphan in the world!!!


1 comment:

Oatsvall Team said...

AMEN ... i love when God just shows out .. congrats on the $$$ ... my hubby always says GOD FUNDS WHAT HE FAVORS ... and we know God's heart is w/ the least of these !!!!